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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

October 1, 2013
An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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California governor signs fracking regulation bill

September 25, 2013
Starting next year, companies that wish to develop the natural gas and oil reserves of California will have to apply for a permit not just for fracking operations but also for using various chemical substances to dissolve shale rock.
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Exposure to chemicals in environment linked to reproductive health issues

September 25, 2013
Scientists are calling for more extensive research into the potential harm that chemical contamination may have on pregnancy and fertility.
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Explosion at wastewater treatment plant kills worker

September 25, 2013
A 58-year-old construction worker was killed in an explosion at a wastewater treatment plant in the village of Canastota, N.Y., on Sept. 11 while welding a pipe into a tank.
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Hepatitis A from pomegranate seeds sickens 162 people in 10 states

September 25, 2013
According to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has affected 162 people in 10 states.
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

September 24, 2013
The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

September 24, 2013
Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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Invensys acquires automation software company InduSoft

September 24, 2013
Industrial software, systems and control equipment supplier Invensys announced Sept. 24 the acquisition of InduSoft, an Austin, Texas-based provider of HMI and embedded intelligent device software for the automation market.
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Food products seized from Virginia warehouse after inspection finds rodent, insect infestation

September 24, 2013
The companies, Gourmet Provisions LLC and Royal Cup Inc., stored production at a warehouse where FDA officials had found widespread rodent and insect infestation, as well as evidence of other violations of industry best practices.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

September 23, 2013
Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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